Kia is celebrating the launch of their new Sportage model with the launch of a special edition. The new Kia Sportage First Edition will go on sale on August 1, 2010.
The Kia Sportage First Edition will be available with an all-wheel drive system, a choice of manual or automatic transmissions, and an efficient common-rail turbodiesel engine. It will also come with a choice of five colors – including the striking Techno Orange.
The First Edition will be distinguished by a full leather interior, dual zone climate control, automatic rain-sensing wipers, LED daytime running lights, and 18-inch alloy wheels.
Featuring a fresh, bold, athletic and sporty design; longer, lower and wider than the previous generation model, the new Sportage will offer more space for people and cargo, with improved ride quality thanks to the longer wheelbase. The 2011 Kia Sportage will be available with choice of both diesel and gasoline engines.
Press release after the jump.
The all-new Kia Sportage crossover, one of the stars of the 2010 Geneva Motor Show, is to go on sale in the UK earlier than expected, on 1 August, with a high specification Sportage First Edition
version. The full line-up of the all-new Sportage, including two wheel drive, petrol and additional diesel versions, will go on sale in the UK from November, however early production of RHD all-wheel-drive 2.0-litre diesel models means that eager British customers will not have to wait long to get into Kia’s latest stunningly designed model.
The Sportage First Edition is a unique version that comes complete with all-wheel drive, a choice of manual or automatic transmissions and an efficient common-rail turbodiesel engine. The 2.0-litre CRDi engine emits just 156g/km CO2 and achieves a combined cycle economy of 47.1 mpg – an impressive 31g/km less and 7.3mpg more respectively than the outgoing model.
Available in a choice of five colours – including the striking Techno Orange – the First Edition comes as standard with a comprehensive high-end specification including a full leather interior, dual zone climate control, automatic rain-sensing wipers, LED daytime running lights and 18-inch alloy wheels.
Designed by Peter Schreyer to combine the stance and attitude of a compact SUV but with a sleek, urban design and have greener credentials, Kia’s all-new Sportage is designed to meet the requirements of young families – or the young at heart – who lead busy, primarily urban-centric, lifestyles. Final development of the Sportage’s chassis in the UK has ensured that the ride and handling are optimised for British road conditions.
Full details on the all-new Sportage First Edition will be available on 20 July.